Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out – BBC1

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out
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Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson opens up about the online abuse she has suffered over the years in BBC1’s Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Pop star Jesy Nelson (pictured above) has been living in the limelight ever since Little Mix won The X Factor in 2011, but she has often struggled with the scrutiny that comes with fame, as we see in BBC1’s Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

In this very personal documentary, Jesy, now 28, looks at how growing up in an era of selfies, online bullying and body-shaming can affect the mental health of young people.

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy meets anti-bullying campaigner Hannah Adams in BBC1’s Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Allowing cameras to go behind the scenes in her personal and professional lives, she opens up about her own experiences, and also hears from those whose mental health has been affected by social media.

MORE: Jesy talks more about why she made her documentary

Her fellow band members, family and her boyfriend, Love Island’s Chris Hughes, also discuss and help her confront deep personal issues she's hidden for years.

TV Times rating: ****

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